On Your Mark, Get Set....
Sometimes in our lives we can get so close to doing something, but fall just short. We make all the preparations, do all the right steps, use all the correct tools, but it just doesn’t happen. It can be very disheartening. The disciples experienced something very similar when Jesus came back down off the mountain. This morning Terry takes us through Jesus’ words towards the disciples, and what went wrong when they tried to heal in his name. We learn, as the disciples did, that it is not our abilities, not our power, but God’s through us. We must practice and be ready to be used always. We must wait and be ready to be used for the works of God, and we will be amazed by what he does.
Terry proclaims the one Gospel through the history, research, rememberings and faith expressed in the text of the Gospel According to Luke. Jesus himself is the good news expressed by Luke. Beginning with the birth narratives unique to Luke's presentation, the good news of the Kingdom explodes into faithful view as each account, teaching, parable and event lived out and offered by Jesus, the Messiah-King, is examined the way Luke seemingly examined Jesus in his own work. Here we find a Jesus to love, a Jesus to follow, and ultimately a Jesus to worship.